Churchill Island Marine National Park

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Churchill Island Marine National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Victoria
Churchill Island Marine National Park
Churchill Island Marine National Park
Nearest town or city Rhyll
Coordinates 38°29′53″S 145°19′01″E / 38.498°S 145.317°E / -38.498; 145.317Coordinates: 38°29′53″S 145°19′01″E / 38.498°S 145.317°E / -38.498; 145.317
Area 670 hectares (1,700 acres)
Managing authorities Parks Victoria
Official site Churchill Island National Park

The Churchill Island Marine National Park is a 670-hectare (1,700-acre) marine park in Western Port, Victoria, Australia. It is located south of Rhyll, on the north-eastern shore of Phillip Island, in Western Port. It extends from Long Point south of the town of Rhyll, to the northern point of Churchill Island and along Churchill Island’s western coast to the bridge connecting it to Phillip Island. It is part of the Western Port Ramsar site. It is an important roosting and feeding site for migratory waders, especially Whimbrels and Bar-tailed Godwits. Its seagrass habitats are also important for Black Swans and many species of fish.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Churchill Island Marine National Park, Parks Victoria, 2010, retrieved 2011-02-24 
  2. ^ Western Port Marine National Parks, Parks Victoria, December 2003, retrieved 2011-02-24 
  3. ^ Plummer, A.; Morris, L.; Blake, S.; Ball, S. (September 2003), "Marine Natural Values Study: Victorian Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries", Parks Victoria Technical Series (Parks Victoria) (Number 1), retrieved 2012-02-04